Twice a month, critics Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal; Elisabeth Vincentelli, contributor to The New York Times, The Village Voice, and The New Yorker; and Peter Marks of the Washington Post get together for a podcast conversation on major and minor issues brewing on or around the nation’s stages.
Except this week, there’s only two. Peter was pulled away at the last minute to do Tony Awards nomination coverage. But when the theatre gods taketh, they also giveth: This week’s guest is two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage!
First she talks about her latest play, the much anticipated follow up to Sweat. Mlima’s Tale is told from the point of view of an elephant who’s killed for his tusks, which then travel around the world. It’s currently running at the Public Theater through June 3.
But she’s not here just to plug her play; she also has thoughts about this Broadway season and its lack of female representation. And she explains how to make a living as a playwright.
You can hear all this and more below: